2%
Share of foundation
human rights funding

$57.4 Million out of
$3.2 Billion for all rights
731 Grants

Top Foundation Funders

  1. Open Society Institute $10.2 M
  2. Oak Foundation $4.1 M
  3. Ford Foundation $4.0 M
  4. The Sigrid Rausing Trust $3.5 M
  5. Foundation to Promote Open Society $3.5 M
  6. Shapiro-Silverberg Foundation $2.7 M
  7. NoVo Foundation $2.6 M
  8. Tides Foundation $2.3 M
  9. New Israel Foundation $2.3 M
  10. Moriah Fund $2.1 M
  11. The Susan Thompson Buffett Foundation $2.0 M
  12. Euro-Mediterranean Foundation of Support to Human Rights Defenders $1.8 M
  13. Hivos $1.7 M
  14. The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation $1.5 M
  15. Rockefeller Brothers Fund $1.1 M
  16. African Women's Development Fund $953.0 K
  17. Carnegie Corporation of New York $948.0 K
  18. The Global Fund for Women $909.9 K
  19. Arcus Foundation $865.0 K
  20. The Coca-Cola Foundation $800.1 K
  21. Klarman Family Foundation $775.0 K
  22. International Development Research Centre $666.5 K
  23. C&A Foundation $597.0 K
  24. The Henry and Marilyn Taub Foundation $522.5 K
  25. Fund for Global Human Rights $518.9 K
  26. M = Millions

Bilateral and Multilateral Funding

9%
Share of OECD
human rights funding

$359.8 Million out of
$3.9 Billion for all rights
1,266 Disbursements

Top Funders

  1. European Union Institutions $54.2 M
  2. United States $52.5 M
  3. Sweden $35.6 M
  4. Italy $30.6 M
  5. Germany $28.3 M
  6. Denmark $25.5 M
  7. Canada $22.7 M
  8. Australia $17.5 M
  9. United Kingdom $14.8 M
  10. Norway $14.5 M
  11. Switzerland $12.5 M
  12. Netherlands $12.3 M
  13. Spain $12.1 M
  14. Finland $8.6 M
  15. Japan $3.2 M
  16. Saudi Arabia $2.8 M
  17. Austria $2.1 M
  18. Belgium $1.8 M
  19. Ireland $1.6 M
  20. Korea $1.5 M
  21. France $1.2 M
  22. United Arab Emirates $998.0 K
  23. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) $904.9 K
  24. International Labour Organisation $822.2 K
  25. Iceland $457.4 K
  26. M = Millions

Key Findings:    2017 Funding

Key Findings

Foundation Funding by Issue

Issue totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to address a specific issue. In order to provide unique totals and avoid double-counting, each foundation grant has been assigned to exactly one issue category within the human rights taxonomy.

Foundation Funding by Population

Population totals include foundation funding that could be identified as meant to benefit a specific group. Grants may serve multiple populations and would therefore be counted in more than one category.

Foundation Funding by Strategy

Strategy totals include foundation funding that could be identified as supporting a specific strategy. Grants may employ multiple strategies and would therefore be counted in more than one category.